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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My version of the booty bag on: June 17, 2008 02:52:28 PM
I love recycling and wanted to make a jeans bag but could never get it looking right until I found this tutorial

http://thelongestyear.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/11/here_it_is_a_fi.html

I then started buying different pants from charity shops to make into bags  Cheesy

This is my latest one, my summer / beach booty bag  Smiley



It is made from a UK size 14 capris (I can't find the pic of the pants at the moment) and I had enough left over to make a couple of travel tissue holders and a sunglasses case



Action shot of the bag to show the size!

12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Animals toddler quilt for my niece on: June 01, 2008 02:18:08 PM
This is only the second quilt have made (the first was a simple rail fence one). I made it for my nieces 2nd birthday.  Smiley

The animals have been cut out of Ikea Barnslig fabric and appliqued on to plain white squares before being sewn into the quilt. I had wanted orange fabric instead of the multicoloured one but couldn't find any to match (quilting and fabric shops are limited here  Sad) I had to use sating ribbon for the binding - I was going to use the green fabric but didn't have enough after making some other co-ordinating gifts and I didn't have time to go back to the store for more as I was ill for a week before I finished it.

The backing is fleece and I stitched in the ditch to quilt it

Anyway here it is:-


Action shot:-


I also made the bed tidy at the side of the bed to match.

Any comments appreciated - I am new to quilting but it is becoming a new love!  Cheesy
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Newbie needs help choosing a border! on: May 24, 2008 02:53:38 PM
I am making a quilt for my niece and I thought I knew what I wanted to do but now I'm not so sure  Huh (this is only my second quilt - my first was a very very simple rail fence!)

Because the original fabric was a bit busy (Ikea animals fabric  Smiley) I cut out some of the animals and appliqued them onto white squares. It is the next bit I am stuck on.

I was thinking about a narrow green border and then a red border



I had wanted to find an orange / yellow to go with it but couldn't find any to match. I had a dig around in my stash and came up with a pale blue and red glades fabric




(sorry for the poor pics - it is late here in the UK)

Any suggestions on what to do for the borders? Which colours to go with?

Any suggestions of how to do the borders? Should I cut and sew squares or just  Smiley

Any suggestions / comments gratefully received
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Backpack / rucksack for my son on: May 11, 2008 07:24:15 AM
I recently made an army dressing up outfit for my eldest son and he asked if I could make him a backpack out of the leftover camo fabric.

I couldn't find a free pattern or tutorial for a child sized backpack but I found a beat up old backpack at a charity shop that I ripped up to use as a pattern. I re-used the straps and zips from the bag I ripped up  Smiley

It has been one of the hardest bags I have ever made (I am a newbie sewer  Smiley ) but I wouldn't be scared to try it again!

Front


Straps - they originally had green binding along the edges that I ripped off and replaced


Inside - lined with black twill -  it also shows how the fabric comes over the zip at the top to hide it


any comments appreciated  Smiley
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pleated bag for my first post. on: April 10, 2008 04:12:05 AM
I have been a long time lurker here and have used several of the tutorials to make things so thought it was about time I actually posted something I made  Cheesy

I saw this post and thought it looked like a great bag!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199825.0

I made my straps a bit longer than the tutorial ones so I can wear it on my shoulder.

Outside


Inside


The pockets inside where made using this tutorial - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=186910.0


Any comments gratefully received!  Smiley
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